Tumultuous, dangerous, or surprisingly easy are descriptions bandied around for South American border crossings. Today’s crossing from Peru’s Piura to Ecuador’s Loja is rumoured to be safe and hassle-free. Continue reading “Border Crossing: Peru’s Piura to Ecuador’s Loja”
Traversing Peru on a flight from balmy Iquitos to remote Tarapoto over the mighty Amazon, followed by an uncomfortable 18-hour overnight rustic bus journey to Piura.
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From Yurimaguas, the rustic barge weaves its way for several days deep into the vast snakelike Amazon River until reaching Iquitos – “largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road”…
Deeper into the Peruvian Amazon we go – a speedboat whisks passengers from steamy Iquitos to the seedy tri-border where Santa Rosa (Peru), Leticia (Colombia), and Tabatinga (Brazil) converge…
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Remote and fairly unknown to tourists, Tarapoto is perched on the high jungle plateau – Selva Baja – at the foot of the Andean hills. And, at a height of 356 metres Tarapoto is known as the “Cloud Forest”.
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Resting on the fringe of the Pacific’s shores in northern Peru, Los Organos is a place of relaxation and serenity whilst sipping on a refreshing Pisco Sour and eating a delicious dish of local Ceviche.
Not the only time thieves have their way with us in South America, but this time it’s different – it’s a major robbery in Chiclayo, Peru…
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Huaraz is fast becoming Peru’s trekking mecca for adventure treks to Yungay, Llanganuco Lakes, and the famous Lake 69 in exceptional Huascarán National Park. Continue reading “Huaraz Adventure Treks, Peru”
As the largest city in Peru, lazing in Lima for a few days is a lovely change, especially if you want to rest and recuperate after some serious Peruvian trekking. Continue reading “Lazing in Lima, Peru”
What can you expect when exploring Peru’s iconic Machu Picchu in one day?
The most incredible experience that will live with you for a lifetime, is the 5-day Salkantay trek to mystical Machu Picchu, in Peru.